2018 Postings


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Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences, MassMutual Faculty Fellow
Program in Statistical & Data Sciences 
Smith College
Posted March 12, 2018

The Program in Statistical & Data Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2018.  This position is part of a partnership with MassMutual for Women in Data Science, and comes with a reduced teaching load. Teaching responsibilities for this position will include three courses over two semesters in statistics and data science, as well as one continuing education course for MassMutual data scientists at the company’s nearby Amherst premises. Faculty Fellows may also have the opportunity to engage in sponsored research with MassMutual. Ph.D. in statistics, data science, computer science, or a closely-related field is expected by time of appointment. Fields of particular interest include (but are not limited to): data visualization, data journalism, and machine learning. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program in Statistical & Data Sciences may be found at http://www.smith.edu/sds/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/49489 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on May 1st. 

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Posted January 23, 2018

The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the Department Chair in Statistics and Data Sciences.

SDS grew from the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation, established in 2007 to address the urgent need for new statistics courses and research support throughout UT. It became the College of Natural Sciences’ newest department in August 2014.

The mission of the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) is to be a world-class center for statistical science that advances scholarship across the University and prepares UT graduates to flourish in an information-rich world. In pursuit of its mission, SDS has become a thriving academic resource for undergraduates learning critical data analysis skills and a home for a growing cadre of graduate students and faculty who are advancing its ability to turn the information explosion of the 21st century into discovery, knowledge, and innovation. Its current academic programs are the PhD in Statistics, the MS in Statistics, a Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling, a Portfolio in Scientific Computation, a Certificate in Applied Statistical Modeling, and a Certificate in Scientific Computation. SDS also provides hands-on training through its statistical consulting services, software short courses, and the annual Summer Statistics Institute. The Department’s website is https://stat.utexas.edu/.

SDS faculty have collaborated with biomedical researchers within the College of Natural Sciences, with UT’s new Dell Medical School, and has close partnerships with the Information, Risk, & Operations Management (IROM) Department in the McCombs College of Business, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the college’s Department of Mathematics. These collaborations and partnerships are expected to grow in coming years.

The undergraduate and graduate enrollments in SDS courses have doubled in the last five years, a rate of growth that is expected to continue. In response to this, as well as to the opportunity to expand on its interdisciplinary collaborations and applications across the university. The University will fund a significant number of new faculty lines in SDS during the expected term of the new Chair. The University has an established practice of mobilizing resources to recruit two-career academic couples and is committed to diversifying its faculty. These and other facets of the department’s trajectory make for an exciting time to become the new leader of SDS.

With over 12,000 students and 347 faculty, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is the largest academic division of the University. It is organized in 12 departments and houses 15 centers and institutes. Average annual research expenditures between 2011 – 2014 were $116 million. CNS has 12 top-ten ranked graduate programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015). For more information about the College, visit www.cns.utexas.edu.

The successful applicant will be a distinguished scholar and statistician and will have demonstrated leadership abilities in fostering collaboration and building consensus amongst colleagues who are part of an internationally recognized research program. Applicants should possess a vision for building the SDS department into a preeminent statistics and data sciences department and must have the leadership, administrative, and organizational skills necessary to do so. We seek candidates who will contribute to diversity through their research, teaching and leadership. Appointment requires the qualifications and accomplishments expected of a tenured member of the faculty at the full Professor level.

The College has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this Chair. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jennifer Rumain, Senior Associate, are managing the search. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest outlining their research and administrative experience, their CV, and a two or three-page statement of research interests to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should go to the same address. Applications received by February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration. University policy requires that a background check be conducted on the successful candidate.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Posted January 23, 2018

Summary: We are seeking an experienced data scientist for the Yammer team in San Francisco, CA. We are looking for someone that can translate numbers into words, and words into decisions using data. You will work with product managers and engineers to define and measure success of new features, then triage problems with our product team using data about user behavior. We'll use quantitative tools like Excel, SQL, and R to find creative ways to arrive at usable solutions. We hope you will consider our tight-knit team at Microsoft, and change the way people work by making Yammer a better product. Please contact Ebitie Amughan <ebamug@microsoft.com> with any questions.

Link: https://aka.ms/Uuemc5

Contact: Ebitie Amughan; ebamug@microsoft.com


Posted January 2, 2018

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the Fall of 2018.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in statistics or biostatistics, and is expected  to maintain an active independent research program with a strong potential for obtaining external funding, teach graduate and undergraduate courses with a commitment to excellence in teaching, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to the service component  of the department, university, and profession.

The Department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in applied mathematics and in statistics. For more information, visit our web site <https://mathstat.umbc.edu>. The departmental culture encourages research collaboration, with a strong emphasis to involve undergraduate, as well as graduate students, in the   research activities. The department’s PhD program also has a biostatistics track, in partnership with University of Maryland's School of Medicine and Greenbaum Cancer Center. UMBC is a public research university which integrates teaching and research, and has a strong emphasis on science and engineering at the graduate level. The campus is located between Baltimore and Washington, and is in close proximity to several federal agencies. The statistics faculty at UMBC actively interacts with some of the federal agencies.

 A complete application should include a cover letter, C.V., summary of current research program, teaching statement, three letters of reference, and a personal statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion. All application materials should be submitted at <http://apply.interfolio.com/45144>. For best consideration, submit application materials by January 31, 2108, (application materials will be accepted until the position is filled).

We especially welcome applications from candidates who are willing to contribute to the diversity mission of the university. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to increasing the diversity of our community. UMBC is an NSF-ADVANCE institution and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.